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Live Shows From the Safety of Your Home

Maria Collins, Guest Writer April 12, 2021

Five musicians sit in a V-shape formation, hands wrapped around guitar necks and drumsticks, eyes peering down at frets and cymbals; they play their opening notes and a subtle, uniform head rock takes...

Graphic by Greta Bergin

MMC’s Women in Leadership Panel

Averee Nelson, Digital Managing Editor April 9, 2021

Every March, the United States recognizes the achievements and contributions women have made to our society, culture and overall history that have often remained invisible to the mainstream narrative...

July 2019: The Marìas’ concert at The Bowery Ballroom. Prior to COVID-19, audience members could stand mask-less, shoulder-to-shoulder with strangers. Photo by Maria Collins.

Life Without Live Music

Maria Collins, Guest Writer March 18, 2021

Doors open at seven o’clock ... line starts forming at six o’clock. Metal barricades provide inanimate direction for crowds to form a snaking queue along the city sidewalks. In icy winter weather,...

Pandemic Guide to Surviving College

Pandemic Guide to Surviving College

Esha Sathiyamoorthy, Guest Writer March 1, 2021

I remember when I first heard about the virus. It was a busy day in early March of 2020 filled with school assignments, readings, and exams. I was in the computer lab reviewing data with my research...

Graphic by Rayiah Ross

On The Topic of In-Person Classes Right Now at MMC

Gabrielle Fiorella, Editor-in-Chief February 19, 2021

This semester, Marymount Manhattan College actively decided, alongside the fully online counterpart, to incorporate more in-person classes back into their curriculum.  Social Distancing Ambassador Michael...

Graphic by Meg Masseron

Professors That Have Inspired Us: Profile on Professor Tatiana Serafin

Meg Masseron, Features Editor February 17, 2021

I can vividly recall the feeling of instantaneous relief when I sat down in Professor Tatiana Serafin’s office in September 2019 for a frantically-scheduled meeting about my first opportunity to be published...

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Why is Gen-Z Obsessed with True-Crime?

Najla Alexander, Guest Writer January 6, 2021

True Crime TV shows, documentaries, movies, and even books have always been popular, but in Generation Z, true crime is one of the most popular areas of interest to watch, read, and talk about. Even post...

Decorating Early for the Holidays and Holiday Spirit in Quarantine

Decorating Early for the Holidays and Holiday Spirit in Quarantine

Rayiah Ross and Najla Alexander December 7, 2020

The holiday season looks very different this year. Normally at this time of year, the fall decorations would just be put away within a week of Thanksgiving while families rush to introduce the Christmas...

Morning Star Restaurant Stealing Dining Dollars

Morning Star Restaurant Stealing Dining Dollars

Shelby Hall, Guest Writer November 27, 2020

Over the last few weeks, students of Marymount have begun to notice that they have strange charges coming out of their dining dollars account.  These charges are coming from one of MMC’s select restaurants...

Picture Courtesy of Hunter College New York Food Policy Center

NYC College Students Are Struggling With Food Insecurity

Viviana Metzgar, Guest Writer November 25, 2020

Food insecurity not only includes not having enough to eat, based on an average of three meals a day, but it also relates to the quality of food available. Fast food is plentiful in New York City with...

Migration, Race and the Global Movement For Black Lives

Migration, Race and the Global Movement For Black Lives

Averee Nelson, Staff Writer November 24, 2020

Over this past summer, protests erupted all over the United States after the death of George Floyd. People gathered all over the country to support Black Lives Matter, protesting police brutality, racism,...

Some Students Pick up Hobbies During the Pandemic, Some Start Small Businesses

Some Students Pick up Hobbies During the Pandemic, Some Start Small Businesses

Meg Masseron and Greta Bergin November 23, 2020

Picking up hobbies such as knitting, crafts, or music to pass time during a pandemic has become a normal part of life for Americans as we enter the ninth month of quarantining and social distancing measures....

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